The CAYENNE4 has been designed to devour the kilometers. This becomes immediately apparent by the high trim speed. The C4 has top stability even when accelerated and the pilot has the feeling that the wing becomes even more stable with increasing speed. (That still does not mean that this is a license for accelerated flying in any kind of turbulent conditions!) Despite the high aspect ratio, the handling of the C4 is very direct and brake pressure is average. The CAYENNE4 is the wing for xc pilots who fly on a regular basis and want to use the available performance for almost every flight.
The CAYENNE4 is an outstanding XC wing. Thanks to the level of performance, Oliver Teubert and Christin Kirst were both able to win the German XC Championships with the CAYENNE4 in the very first season. The high trim speed allows for high average speeds, and the additional speed potential is very high for a C-class wing. The polar is very flat over a wide area. This is important in order to get lift again after accelerated valley crossings. For those who want to access the full potential of the CAYENNE4, and have the corresponding level of experience, we recommend an aerodynamic harness. Only then can the extraordinary gliding capacity of the CAYENNE4 be fully utilised.
The reactions of the CAYENNE4 in extreme flight conditions are manageable at trim speed. The reactions are noticeably faster and more impulsive when fully accelerated. The CAYENNE4 pilot should always fly actively and have a good deal of experience. No folding lines were used by the DHV during the certification process of the CAYENNE4! This means that the maneuvers performed during the certification process can also be flown by the pilots later during safety training. The CAYENNE4 is suited for experienced XC Pilots who want to fly a high average speed. Less experienced pilots who cannot access the full potential of the CAYENNE4 are surely better served with the CHILI3.
My favorite XC route is the one that never ends.
Burkhard Martens, Oliver Teubert
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DesignThe CAYENNE4 is a pioneering wing with many new clever systems. Rigid Foils in the leading edge create a light, form-stable profile contour, c-wires damp the rear of the wing and give the CAYENE4 its amazing glide. All reinforcements are made from resistant plastic and are bend-resistant. No special packing method is required! Mini ribs on the trailing edge improve braking and provide for low form resistance. The novel cell concept (true 3-liner with 2 main lines per side) has been implemented here for the first time in a series wing. Thus, the CAYENNE4 has very low line drag despite a high aspect ratio of more than 6. The inside of the wing is equipped with an abundance of diagonal braces as well as cross braces for high stability in flight.
|21.80||24.48||26.73||28.30||29.48||Area flat (sqm)|
|11.55||12.24||12.80||13.16||13.44||Wingspan flat (m)|
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